Yes, I misunderstood. Seemed like you were addressing how poor their perimeter D was overall, with which I disagreed. I have found that most often, they lose games due to how poor they have been in the frontcourt outside of Oden and Sully.
This year, yes, the last 5-6 years you're WAY OFF!
They had guys like Scott (still on team), Craft, and Lighty who are elite perimeter defenders, and even guys like Diebler, Turner, Lenzelle, and Buford were mostly pretty solid on the defensive end when they held down the perimeter. I think that you've forgotten about all of these guys, are just refused to acknowledge how good the Bucks have been over the last decade.
They need to give up on the zone. This team does not have the discipline and ability to be effective. Rather, they should use their athleticism on the perimeter, go man to man and bench Amir in favor of a smaller, more agile lineup. They'll get better as the year wears on, but this was their last chance to see how that matchup versus a good opponent until January 29. We also saw what happens when Russell is off (way off).
34% from the field is not going to be anybody unless you out rebound them by 20+
Loving has been the only offensive bright spot. You need to check his numbers. D'Angelo has really showed his inexperience and doomed this team today. Let's be honest here - due to the complete lack of any skill at the 4/5 positions, the Bucks will be forced to live and die by the 3. Today, they're dying by it.
4-17 hardly instills confidence in how clutch he could be.
So, should I go ahead and give up the hope that everything is going to finally click for Amir this season...?
Still pretty early for a pretty young team. Time will tell. I think that they just have a lot of growing up to do, and quite frankly, they need to get out of the zone. These kids just aren't very good at it, and they have the athleticism on the perimeter to go to more man to man D.
Just a bad day for Russell. If he were just shooting 40% the Bucks would be in this game to the wire.
Bucks are 13/40. that's right, barely over 30% from inside the arc this game.
Anyone else still waiting for the impact of Anthony Lee...?
This defensive performance certainly leaves much to be desired. The good news is that since this is college basketball, there are still plenty of opportunities to improve and recover from losses.
They're had worse big men, but I must admit that this group may be the most disappointing. The team as a whole will improve as the season wears on, for sure. However, they really need someone who can get some boards!
Seems like Russell really should be doing more to try and impose some will this game. Kinda disappointing IMO.
Not saying I want him to go, just my dad;s opinion, but in his defense, Meyer has been a bit of a "bounder." We'll see/ I certainly love the talent, success, and entertainment that he has brought to the program.
Good...very slim chance he's there, but I wish he'd end up in Cincy. I doubt it, b/c they just gave Dalton all of that cash. So, hoping that ends up in Nashville somehow. I really like the kid, and would like to see some team that I like snag him. I think he's the best overall QB in the draft.
So when is Braxton's Houston press conference?
But seriously, my dad threw out the opinion that Herman will be at Houston until he's named as Meyer's replacement in about 3-4 years. I'm not so sure about that one. I think he'll get one more stepping stone job before making it big. Who knows? I hope he can follow a similar path to Sumlin.
No, I think he meant "rhis." He might be Astro.
Hundley's still just a Junior I believe, so he could be in the mix for 2016. If he stays, which I doubt, he's probably first off the board. I'm a little surprised Kiper isn't higher on Hackenberg as a possibility in 2016.
And if Hundley is in the 2015 (most likely will be) Draft, I still wouldn't mind seeing him in Cincy. As a fellow ginger, I really want Dalton to succeed. At this point though, he makes too many killer mistakes. He has plenty of talent around him on offense, and still puts up pretty pedestrian numbers with backbreaking turnovers.
Wow, just wow.
Barrett would actually be draft eligible in 2016 too. Has Brett Hundley fallen that far out of favor? I still think he's the one draft-eligible guy that I wouldn't mind seeing under center to replace Dalton in Cincinnati.
Why don't they just run highlights from all of Texas's games this year? That would at least take up 45 seconds...
Relax Michigan, we're not laughing AT you... oh wait, yes we ARE!
I love everything about the Mount Union football program. Really a fantastic story. My favorite part is that they don't cut anyone. If you're willing to stick it out and come to practice and participate all season, you're on the team.